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What is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Aug 16, 2019 4:11:54 PM

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic reaction of the food tube to either foods or inhalants. The allergic reaction causes swelling, inflammation and long term scarring of the esophagus, the food tube connecting the mouth and stomach.

According to the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders, eosinophilic esophagitis is a rare disease, but increasing in prevalence with an estimated 1 out of 2,000 people affected.

What are the Symptoms of Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

Initially, eosinophilic esophagitis was most often see in infants, but more recently, it's been seen with increasing frequency in adults.

In the early stages of this condition, patients often experience intermittent episodes of heartburn and reflux.

Over time, the swelling and inflammation from the allergic reaction and irritation may cause difficulty swallowing and occasionally food trapping, where food becomes stuck in the esophagus.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Richard Lee

10 Seasonal Allergy Tips For Spring

Posted by admin on Apr 18, 2018 3:01:10 PM


Spring is in the air, and so begins a season of sunshine, flowers and…sneezing, nasal congestion, watery eyes! Pollen, one of the biggest allergy triggers in spring, occurs when these tiny grains are released into the air from trees, grasses and weeds. When pollen gets in your nose, if you’re allergic, your body's defenses go wild, producing the symptoms above. Here’s a quick list of ten things you can do to reduce your allergic reaction to pollens in the spring.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Richard Lee